Rite for Religious Profession


I have a time-sensitive question. Could someone please tell me: Is there a ritual/rite for perpetual profession that is to be used (besides the basic antiphons and prayers of the Mass given in the Roman Missal)? Or is it up to individual congregations to develop a format? If so, is it available online, or in another format? Thank you very much.

Sr. Christina M. Neumann


I know the Carmelites have their own stuff all written out. For First, Second, and Third Orders.


The Benedictines have their own rite. Central to it is the verse of psalm 118(119) "Suscipe me Domine, secundum eloquium tuum, et vivam et non confundas me in expectatione mea", repeated three times.

Oblates use a simplified version of the rite.

It's very difficult to not be deeply, profoundly moved when attending the solemn profession of a monk.


Same for the Dominicans.


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